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SAVE THE DATE: The State of Immigration in the US

SAVE THE DATE
The State of Immigration in the US

Media Contact:
Patricia Montes, Centro Presente 617 959 3108

Centro Presente invites you to a Panel Discussion about immigrants and immigration in the US.

Why are cities rebelling against the Obama administration’s deportation policies?

How are immigration authorities preparing for the 60,000 unaccompanied children who will cross the border this year?   

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Detencion De Inmigrantes En Los EE.UU.

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about who benefits from the expansion of detention centers in the U.S. and negative effects that it has on our immigrant community.

Radio Show mp3

Al Día Con Centro Presente- Detencion De Inmigrantes En Los EE.UU.

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about who benefits from the expansion of detention centers in the U.S. and negative effects that it has on our immigrant community.

Press Release

PRESS ADVISORY: On 2 Year Anniv. of SComm in Massachusetts, Groups to Rally at Statehouse for End to Deportation Program & Passage of State Trust Act

PRESS ADVISORY
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Local contact: Patricia Montes, Centro Presente, 617-959-3108
National contact: Salvador Sarmiento, NDLON, 202-746-2099
 
On 2 Year Anniv. of SComm in Massachusetts, Groups to Rally at Statehouse
for End to Deportation Program & Passage of State Trust Act
 
State bill pending in Senate Ways & Means Committee
would limit local application of ICE immigrant holds
 
What: Rally to End Scomm in Mass
When: Thurs, May 15, 11:00AM

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Curtatone: "No estamos hablando de deportados o ilegales. Estamos hablando de personas"

Se cree que durante la Guerra Revolucionaria de Estados Unidos, George Washington ordenó elevar la primera bandera de Estados Unidos en el tope de Prospect Hill, en Somerville. El 1 de enero de 1776 la “Grand Union Flag”, como se le llamaba, fue izada en el mástil de un barco en el tope de esta colina.

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Somerville Mayor Announces Limits on City’s Cooperation with Federal Deportation Program

Somerville, Mass. - At a press conference at city hall on Wednesday, Somerville City Mayor Joseph Curtatone announced an executive order that will limit the city’s participation in the federal Secure Communities deportation program.

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Somerville mayor to put immigrant detention on ICE

Under an executive order from Mayor Joe Curtatone, Somerville will no longer fully participate in a federal immigrant detention program.

Curtatone announced the order at a press conference in front of City Hall May 21 and promised to sign it Thursday night. Somerville is the first community in Massachusetts to limit participation in the program.

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Somerville mayor calls immigration order ‘pro-public safety’

Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone said today that his decision to sign an executive order — ending the city’s cooperation with federal immigration officials — was based on “pro-family” and “pro-public safety” values that will enable law-abiding residents who are in the country illegally to step out of the shadows and lose their fear of police.

“We are taking action today that is pro-public safety and pro-family and we call on the state Legislature to follow the lead,” Curtatone said on the steps of City Hall.

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Somerville mayor: No more 'villainizing' undocument immigrants

Starting tomorrow, it’s no longer illegal to be illegal in Somerville, according to Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, who is slated to sign an executive order Thursday barring his cops from holding undocumented aliens in jail simply for immigration violations — an unprecedented move, even in the Bay State, though other communities may quickly follow suit.

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Somerville to limit holding of immigrants

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone will sign an executive order barring city police from holding people solely to allow federal agents to pick them up for suspected immigration violations.

Curtatone said in a phone interview Tuesday that the order is “what’s morally responsible to protect families in our community.” The mayor plans to sign the order Thursday.